Thousands of Freightliner/Western Star trucks recalled for Cummins fuel line issue
September 25, 2018
•Land Line Staff
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 4,500 Freightliner and Western Star trucks model years 2017-19, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. Affected vehicles have potential issues with the fuel line.
More specifically, certain 2017-19 Freightliner 122SD, Cascadia, Coronado and Western Star 4900 trucks with Cummins ISX15 or X15 engines are affected by the recall. In certain driving conditions, such as on a long down-hill grade, the fuel line may burst if the fuel pump cooling circuit screen becomes restricted, according to NHTSA.
Consequently, fuel may leak onto the road resulting in a roadway hazard for other motorists. The engine also may stall without warning, resulting in the vehicle’s inability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.
Cummins will contact owners of affected trucks. The recall is slated for Oct. 28. However, the remedy for the recall is still under development. For questions, call Cummins customer service at 800-286-6467 or DTNA’s customer service at 800-547-0712 with recall number FL789. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-581.